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How badly did I oxidize my beer?

Some brewers have a unwarranted paranoia about oxygen and beer. Relax. If there were literally a "few bubbles" in the keg then I very much doubt it will cause the beer to oxidise. If the beer was not ...
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Could this have oxidized the beer?

'Anything to worry about?' Really, it's nothing to worry about at all. 'Could this have oxidized the beer?' Sure, technically, but to a really negligible amount. How much this might effect the ...
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Can beer become oxidized in the bottle?

Yes- it can. Chasing down oxidation after you've covered the basics is hard. Oxidation is typically perceived as starting once the beer is fermented... but that's not entirely true. However the ...
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Oxidation during bottling

It really shouldn't be an issue for oxidation. I wouldn't worry about it. When racked properly only the surface area is exposed. At worse maybe the last couple bottles may have an issue. The beer is ...
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Is falling bad for fermentation?

Mostly you should be concerned with contamination. If the fall didn't compromise the lid or cause unwanted wild yeast or bacteria to get into your fermenter then you should be fine. Since I am ...
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Sealing flip-top bottles with wax

Wax dip gives an added layer of protection and look great too. The most functional part of a wax dip is to prevent crimp caps from rust from environment. Especially for beverages that will age in the ...
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How badly did I oxidize my beer?

It shouldn't be a big problem.
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Oxidation of red wine during racking and bottling

The author of the article is reliable, Daniel Pambianchi has written books on homewinemaking. Avoid oxydation You need to be concerned about oxydation mainly after the completion of fermentation. ...
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Oxidation of red wine during racking and bottling

I have 20 years of winemaking experience, 15 years owning my own winery. Let me tell you what I did and what the vast majority of winemakers do. Very little. Use sulphites and maintain their levels ...
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Is falling bad for fermentation?

If the drop did not cause your fermenter to break, and it did not cause suction of fluid through the waterlock so that air could enter, your fermentation should still be all right. I do not think that ...
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Sealing flip-top bottles with wax

No. There is no real advantage in dipping swing tops into molten wax before sealing. More to the point little bits of wax from the top might find their way into the mead. Being wax they tend to float ...
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Camping and Brewing

No problem on fermenter transport. Fermentation will still be going so no worries about oxidation. But I'd recommend a bucket rather than a carboy. Unbreakable.
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Oxidation during bottling

It may surprise some readers to learn that I pour my beer from primary to secondary fermentation vessel and then (some days later) pour it back to mix in the priming sugar. I then use a "open" siphon ...
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What do I risk for leaving my beer exposed to open air through the airlock hole?

Your biggest problem is probably bugs; fruit flies, flies, cockroaches, etc. If possible, get someone to cover the beer and protect it from critters. Cling wrap and an elastic should be enough. Yes, ...
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How badly did I oxidize my beer?

O2 is important to big brewers because the beer will get warm and cold many times and they can't control the age. Drink it fresh and enjoy it. It might not last as long as a super low DO beer like ...
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Any way to test for oxidation in beer?

Oxidation generally produces a taste and/or aroma reminiscent of wet paper or cardboard. It also (as you already noticed) tends to affect hop character by means of oxidizing your hop compounds. So if ...
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Cold crashing and risk of oxidation

This is a valid way to do it. There will be a slight amount of air and therefore oxygen sucked in, but not enough that I would worry about it.
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Adding inert gas when bulk aging

Inert gas (provided it's heavier than air and is not water-soluble) will protect the contents of the vessel from the top, i.e. it will blanket the surface. It will not prevent oxygen ingress through ...
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Oxidation in Secondary Fermenter

I highly recommend skipping the secondary in the future. There is just no value and the downside is possible oxidation. These beers are super-sensitive to oxidation.
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Oxidation during bottling

You might have issues. Taste your beer every week to see how the flavor is developing and keep notes. I recently had to dump a bunch of bottles that had become oxidized when I racked to the bottling ...
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How to oxidize my beer during transfer

I watched a brewer vigorously churn his near boiling hot wort (insert and raise the wort chiller (copper coil) repeated times to crash the temperature from the boil down to near pitching temperatures.....
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